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Photo - Close-up photo of a pool frog held and scanned with a small hand-held device
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In collaboration with partners, our DRAHS team have been working on the reintroduction of pool frogs in Norfolk.

Photo - UV light shining on turtle shell, revealing a hand-print
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ZSL researchers Louise Gibson and Alex Thomas reveal how they’ve swapped their lab coats for trench coats, tackling the illegal wildlife trade...

porthole of a boat window with iceberg shown
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Naomi Berkowitz gives us a look 'through the porthole' into the wider word of mapping the unexplored sea floor in Disko Bay, Greenland.

Close-up photograph of a brown butterfly with a yellow chequered pattern on it's wings
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The DRAHS team have been helping reintroduce the chequered skipper butterfly to England.

ZSL blog Hainan
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Field research on Hainan Island, at the southern edge of China, delves into ecological knowledge and local perceptions of biodiversity...

Photograph of a red kite on the ground in a field, feeding
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Once almost extinct in the UK, the red kite is now flourishing, however the population still faces challenges.

Close-up photo of a curled up dormouse being held
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11 hazel dormice have been released into a woodland in Lincolnshire as part of the Natural England Species Recovery Programme.

Underwater photo of a grey reef shark swimming up to the camera
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Many shark species are under threat from extinction. How can modern technologies be used to conserve them in the remote oceans where they inhabit...

Book cover for "Satellie Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources" by Nathalie Pettorelli, 2019
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Dr Nathalie Pettorelli discusses how satellite remote sensing can be applied to conservation techniques, and help improve our understanding of...

Photo of a Soapbox Science presenter and crowd by the Thames with London skyline in background
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For the past 9 years, scientists have been giving up a Saturday afternoon to smash stereotypes and spread the message that science is for everyone...

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ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo, bringing you extraordinary animal facts and exclusive access to the world's oldest scientific zoo.

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Working for Wildlife

Ever wondered what a typical day as a zookeeper looks like, or what it's like to be a videographer at ZSL? Now you can find out!

Artefact of the month

Every month, one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the Month.

Wild About Magazine

Read extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

ZSL Shop

Get updates on our latest ranges, be the first to hear about special offers, and find the perfect gift for animal lovers!

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos archipelago is a rare haven for marine biodiversity. Hear from the team about our projects to protect the environments in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

Nelson's Island Expedition

ZSL Institute of Zoology researchers are embarking on an exciting fieldwork expedition to Nelson’s Island in the Chagos Archipelago. Throughout the month, the team will share their research and experiences on an uninhabited tropical island!

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.